The Fayette County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at 4:40am Sunday morning, on Robinson Road near the intersection of Camp Grove Road in Wayne Township. The crash claimed the life of a Ross County resident. 

A 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Justin E. Howland, age 29, of Clarksburg, Ohio failed to control his car on a right-hand curve. The vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and collided with a utility poll and overturned before coming to a rest.

Justin Howland was injured in the crash and transported to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Dana L. Howland, Age 35 of Clarksburg, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Coroner Dr. Dennis Mesker.